On July 12, 2012, at the 22nd World Congress of Political Science of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in Madrid (Spain), was held the award session of the Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan awarded by the International Political Science Association for High Achievement in Political Science. The recipient of the 2012 award was Klaus von Beyme from Institut für Politische Wissenschaft.
The Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan awarded by the International Political Science Association for High Achievement in Political Science is offered to a scholar of high international reputation in recognition of his/her contribution to the advancement of political science. The prize is awarded at every IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards. The recipient for 2012, Klaus von Beyme, presented a prize lecture during the World Congress, and received 5,000 USD from the Foundation Mattei Dogan.
Klaus von Beyme, born 1934 in Saarau/Silesia. Studies of Political Science, Sociology, History and History of Arts in Heidelberg, Munich, Paris, Moscow. Research fellow at the Russian Research Centre, Harvard University 1961/62. Professor of Political Science at Tuebingen and Heidelberg (1967-1999). Member of the European Academy and the Academy of Berlin-Brandenburg. President of the International Political Science Association 1982-1985. Visiting Professor at Stanford, Melbourne, Paris and the Science Centre in Berlin. Research in Comparative Politics (East and West Europe) and Political Theory. Books on parliaments, interest groups, elites, history of political ideas and studies on the relationship of art and politics, most of them in German (in English 8 titles, in Spanish 4 Titles and translations in some other languages).